Cake stall at the Church Bazaar

Cake stall at the Church Bazaar Torrington, 4 December 1974 More like this

George Stoneman

George Stoneman Lower Skellies, Riddlecombe, April 1975 More like this


Gateposts Ashbury, August 1981 More like this

Children's ward, Barnstaple General Hospital

Children's ward, Barnstaple General Hospital Barnstaple , March 1983 More like this

Oak woods near Beaford

Oak woods near Beaford Brealey Wood, Beaford, October 1979 More like this

Cyril Bennett

Cyril Bennett Cupper's Piece, Beaford, February 1974 More like this

Reg Holland

Reg Holland Newhouse, Ashreigney, October 1988 More like this

Woolleigh Barton

Woolleigh Barton Beaford, August 1975 More like this

Protecting the river bank

Protecting the river bank Parsonage, Iddesleigh, August 1977 More like this

River Taw, early morning

River Taw, early morning Eggesford, June 1988 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

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